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https://karlmarthon.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/march-2017-sales-list/

 

Hello and welcome to the March 2017 Sales list. A few of the highlights below!

Northern Soul – Not many rare ones in this section. There’s a minty Eddie Hughes “Soul searcher” and then a bunch of cheapies, all in nice condition and alot of musically great ones so look closely.

Crossover – Justice Dept and Dale Darby, LA rarities utilizing the same backing track. Two superb ones on Volt Records – Roz Ryan and Newcomers “Open up your heart”. Bonnevilles killer double header “Play it cool” b/w “I’ll be right there”. Fifth Avenue Band “One way or another”, Festivals “You’ve got the makings of a lover” and many more.

Modern Soul – rarities in the form of Village Choir “Sweet hot lips”/”Along the beach” (vinyl, purple label versions), Lamar & Belinda Dunn, Billy P. Hughes on Charli-Barbara. But the real strength here is in musical quality, solid cheapies from Dede Warwick, Touch of Class, Smoke, Wales Wallace etc etc.

Deep/Sweet/Group – Some real nice 45’s here too. Webs super indemand “It’s so hard to break a habit”, Soul Pushers, Mandells “All or nothing”, Exit “The little green monster” plus a row of cheaper but equally good ones.

There’s also a small 12 inch and a LP section.

All orders to kmarthon@gmail.com please!
Another reminder as half of tend to forget this – I need payments in GBP (and not SEK) so please make sure to choose GBP in both currency fields. And as usual payments over £150 needs to be sent as gift, or add 4% to the total.

Best Regards,

Karl

Other links that might be of interest:

Discogs (10% off all listed stock if you order from me directly)

Instagram (not only records)

Mixcloud

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Modern Soul & Two step 45’s

 

Village Choir – Sweet hot lips / Along the beach Pt. 1 – N.Y.C. Street Sound / VG+ / £550 (Two killer sides! Purple label vinyl pressing, the more desirable version with the two best versions. Light marks only, plays nicely. Soundfiles from actual copy for sale.)

https://youtu.be/kq9QYug7owY

 

Billy P. Hughes – Work with what you’ve got / You’re so good for me – Charli-Barbara / VG / £225 (Very rare modern soul on the same label as the Burton Inc album. One dancer side and one slow side. Record has many light marks and a couple of scuffs. To see how it plays check the soundfile below, it’s the actual copy for sale.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfZ9kesI2_Q

 

E.K.G. – Give me love – The Roadrunners / EX / £80 (Essential 80s modern soul, and one that needs to be heard loud on a dancefloor to be fully understood.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKktgSW1euQ

 

Lamar & Belinda Dunn – Love and hate – Kader / EX / £75 (Absolutely killer two stepper, starts out pretty straight forward then breaks out in some real good, quirky and synthesized vibes. Most copies of this are pressed off centre, this one plays fine. Small writing on label.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-aJKETpRf0

 

Anthony White – Never let you get away from me – PIR / EX / £70 (Essential Philly soul dancer! His rarest 45. The 45 version is the superior and longer to the one found on his PIR album.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96k5YUvxLoQ

 

Debbie Taylor – I have learned to do without you / Cheaper in the long run – Polydor / EX / £60 (Two sublime slowies, highly recommended!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdV0UlSow1I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZIn7ZAKvIk

 

Billy Cole – Bump all night / Extra careful – Recreational and Educational Enterprises / EX / £40 (Killer double header, funky disco backed with crossover soul dancer. Here on original Jamaica release, blue print variation. According to Discogs this one came before the red print one. Vinyl is clean but label a bit bubbly.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTR9ONnEzdo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7O_5VSdsaI

 

Johnny Harris – Odyssey Pt. 1 / Pt. 2 – Sunshine Sound / EX / £30 (Scarce 45 release of this underground disco classic.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8BCVVUSmWo (45 is 3:09)

 

Futures – Ain’t no time fa nothing – PIR / EX / £25 (Rarer issue of this classic 2 step/rare groover. Stamp on label.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYVdoO0ZMMs (45 version is 3:30)

 

Arrivals – Wrapped up in your love – 20th Century / EX / £25 (Killer Holland-Dozier-Holland production on a rare issue only 45.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvwVOmAIuXc

 

Will Hart – Check out your mind – Mother Earth / EX / £25 (Absolutely great two stepper from the former Delfonics member.)

https://youtu.be/JSqapH-kuHI

 

Finishing Touch – Second best (Is never enough) / Your love has put a spell on me – Philly Groove / EX / £25 (Essential Philly soul dancer. That came out twice with two different flips, here the great slowie “Your love has put a spell on me”.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59CWA_gSPD8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t47tQUzMgig

 

Sergio Mendez – If I ever lose this heaven – Elektra / EX / £25 (Another superb version of this well covered Leon Ware track. Tricky one to find, especially on issue copy like this one.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF5W_ddxD3s

 

Dede Warwick – Funny how we change places / Get out of my life – Private Stock / EX / £25 (Two awesome sides from Dionne’s sister. One dancer, one ballad.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yjySqcL9JM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuRFoF4Cs2w

 

Touch of Class – You got to know better – Midsong International / EX / £20 (Superb modern soul dancer. Feel good stuff!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZrExadYDKk

 

Oliver Cheatham – Don’t pop the question – Soul Junction / EX / £20 (Superb previously unissued modern soul dancer.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKz_6Y_Rjf4

 

Sir Wales Wallace – What ever you want – Innovation II / EX / £20 (Classic modern soul dancer which comes highly recommended. Green label black print label variation.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx2Jh7k9iBs

 

Carolyn Crawford – Just got to be more careful / Saving all the love I got for you – PIR / EX / £20 (Rare issue copy with both sides. One dancer, one ballad.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKv141EANSw

 

Smoke – Oh love – Mo-Soul / EX / £20 (Killer version of the Barry White tune that works really well on the dancefloor. This is the styrene pressing, which is to prefer here before the vinyl one because that one plays quite poor due to poor pressing/recycled vinyl.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMYn6UxPsPU

 

Black Ice – Blind over you – HDM / EX / £20 (Killer two step version!!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOrv387fHE4

 

Perfect Touch – Merry go round – Morning Glory / EX / £15 (Great feel good modern soul out of Detroit.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXKYpnsgQW8

 

Jeffree – Mr. Fix-it / Take my love – Mca / EX / £15 (Solid double header from Jeff Perry. Tan/brown label variation, complete with company sleeve.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdmCfYPsIhw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwTy0hvuzWA

 

Jeff & Aleta – Love touch – SRI / EX / £15 (Superb, deep modern soul dancer.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYNYhP-AVwc

 

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes – Wake up everybody – PIR / EX / £12 (Classic! Interesting because it is the 7:32 full length version. Solid centre 33rpm release, white label promo. Mono label side has stain and an X, stereo label side is clean.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HhV3Slqtvw

 

Sundray Tucker – If it was me – TK / EX / £10 (Very nice issue only mellow groove/stepper, artist is the same as the one who released the NS classic “I love you baby” as Cindy Scott.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSWEax3h7LQ

 

Rick James – Fool on the street – Gordy / EX / £10 (A bit untypical release for Rick, blends nicely into a set of rare and expensive modern soul 7 inchers.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKXo0oJvCiE

 

Finis Henderson – Skip to my lou – Motown / EX / £10 (Very cool boogie number. White label promo copy with small label text. Initial writtens on label.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InjQjewxCks (45 version is 4:07)

 

Weapons of Peace – This life’s (About to get me down) – Playboy / EX/EX / £10 (Superb midtempo modern soul dancer. Here complete with picture sleeve.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JyXu4_emUI

 

Brenda & the Tabulations – One girl too late / Magic of her love – Epic / VG+ / £8 (Killer proto two step! Yellow label first press.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kuua7G59Y8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R0T9wOd5NU

 

Invisible Man’s Band – Really wanna see you – Boardwalk / EX / £8 (Catchy and popular modern/disco dancer. With company sleeve.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyvHFAw8NXs

 

Brainstorm – You put a charge in my life – Tabu / EX / £8 (Solid two stepper from Belita Woods and her group. White demo, price written on one label side.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StDU5uTTUN0

 

Willie Hutch – Just another day – Motown / VG+ / £8 (Perhaps is best dancer, essential! Vinyl has jukebox swirl, plays well.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkh7WfbkfB0

 

Mass Production – Welcome to our world – Cotillion / EX / £8 (Great funky disco dancer that’s expensive on 12 inch. Nice clean copy complete with company sleeve.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jez2ZKz8Jg

 

Controllers – The people want music – Juana / VG+ / £8 (Cool looking white demo of this great modern soul dancer, ignore the title! Record has a few sleeve marks, plays great.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT0r9ZCbRjc

 

Escorts – Love is like a dream – Knockout/Helva / EX /  £6 (Awesome falsetto lead modern soul dancer. Used this in my DJ spots a few times.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymcX143s8lI (45 version is 4:25)

 

Stirling Silver – Sunshine (When I got you) / Damned if I do – Columbia / EX / £6 (Great modern dancer. Rarer issue copy with different flip which ain’t bad either. Stamp on label.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RcTWTwb_CM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSDhlF1i54Y

 

Little Dooley – (It’s got to be) Now or never – North Bay / EX / £6 (Philly soul evergreen. Heavenly floater type of sound.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFmy83CYBKw

 

Delfonics – I told you so – Philly Groove / EX / £6 (Rarer white demo of this great modern soul dancer.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb73XTtbyhw

 

Bill Withers – You got the stuff Pt.1 / same – Columbia / EX / £6 (Great bumping funky disco which is a slayer on the dancefloor. White demo vinyl copy.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcCXWcY2t-Y (45 has a more down to business 4:58 version)

 

Johnny Bristol – Do it to my mind – Atlantic / EX / £5 (Evergreen!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUsTrHajyMM

 

Dramatics – No rebate on love – Mainstream / EX / £5 (Superb cheapie and a non LP cut by this talented group.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOMo3cvi3fc

 

Tyrone Davis – In the mood – Columbia / EX / £5 (Two step classic.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spcXINw4MAY

 

Stylistics – Hurry up this way again – TSOP / EX / £5 (Two step classic!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw5lfVzxfbI (45 version is 3:28)

 

Northern Soul & Funk 45s

 

Eddy Hughes – Soul searcher – Bard / EX / £1000 (Major Detroit rarity, and a great soulful midtempo/beat ballad dancer. Very nice and clean copy here, usually seen beat up.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY6oTSb-cGw

 

Isley Brothers – Why when love is gone / Take me in your arms – Tamla / EX / £60 (My fave Isley Brothers NS dancer, such a powerhouse. Indemand and fairly rare on US Tamla and only found on issue copies. Label has BB hole.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bh7ZqblIW0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rb0_FqqlFg

 

Dewey Terry – Do on my feet – Tumbleweed / EX / £40 (Hard hitting and powerful deep funk. DJ copy.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD4Sm1I0dwA

 

Donald Jenkins & the Delighters – My lucky day / Music revolution –  Black Beauty / EX / £35 (Soulful and great midtempo group harmony dancer. Group harmony lowrider type of flip. As new copy!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuhHWGbNuSI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J9wCGxfyBI

 

Justine Washington – I can’t wait until I see my baby – Sue / VG+ / £30 (Superb early girl group type of take of this classic song by Baby Washtington. BB hole through label. Vinyl is pretty much clean from scratches but has cloudy looking stains which does not affect play.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBDVBNIXt_E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D4BTh8kudA

 

Millionaires – It ain’t no achievement / Love is strange – Speciality / EX / £30 (Lovely group harmony dancer by this talented group. Funky soul on the flip.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVejKCPjhC4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0QfIsC77aQ

 

Millionaires – And the rains came – Speciality / EX / £30 (Great soulful NS midtempo dancer. Second press with rounded outer edge, comes complete with company sleeve.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENzvIEELvII

 

Intrigues – I’m gonna love you – Yew / VG+ / £30 (Classic feel good NS dancer. White/green paper/logo label variation. Record has some light marks but it plays great.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYmFjt7qQb8

 

Jean Wells – With my love and what you got – Calla / EX / £30 (Storming northern soul oldie!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7ewKtPvnDg

 

Jean Wells – What have I got to lose – Calla / EX / £20 (More of a crossover record but wanted to list it with the above one. Needs to be played out loud to be fully understood!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gmGR_XRqGw

 

Jo Ann Garrett – I’m so afraid – Chess / EX / £25 (Superb midtempo dancer with the Dells on backing vocals.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ3nEF1_OwY

 

Johnny Sayles – My love’s a monster / Never let me go – Chi-Town / EX / £20 (Chicago hard soul classic. Flip is deep soul. Label has partial ring wear.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKvkVJaH7Hk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-wNahKDj-E

 

O’Jays – I’ll never let you go / It won’t hurt – Imperial / VG+ / £12 (Two great midtempo sides. BB hole through label. Just shy of EX and plays great.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjZrOfdZNxE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx8wq–6P90

 

Bethea the Masked Man & the Agents – I wouldn’t come back – Dynamo / EX / £10 (Underrated midtempo dancer.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN-ONPIXTOk

 

Tammi Terrell – This old heart of mine / Just too much to hope for – Motown / EX / £8 (Essential Motown! BB hole through label.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHTTvkSStrQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OJqHwlTEwg

 

Crossover Soul 45’s

 

Bonnevilles – Play it cool / I’ll be right there – Now / EX / £180 (Amazing group soul with a crossover feel. Flip is equally good but slower.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WRluEnpMYk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_jhmciRFzc

 

Justice Dept. – Come back baby (To my empty arms) – Fair Play / VG+ / £110 (Great and rare LA crossover from Arthur Wright. Vinyl is just shy of EX with a few light marks, plays great.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLYvOiXebaQ

 

Dale Darby – Don’t put our love off (Another day) – L.A. Central / EX / £110 (Very obscure crossover using the same backing track as the above listing. This is the first release of the label and rarer than his others.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQyPq_27VtQ

 

Roz Ryan – You’re my only temptation – Volt / EX / £100 (Nice and clean promo copy of this crossover evergreen.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwTzj2a14Ck

 

Fifth Avenue Band – One way or the other – Reprise / EX / £90 (White demo of this classic feel good crossover dancer. Sold for £175 on eBay earlier this year.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQlRT_QQAwo

 

Eddie Parker – Body chains – Prodigal / VG+ / £60 (White demo of this powerful crossover soul dancer. Another winner from the “I’m gone” man. Vinyl has a few light marks. Same song on both sides, one plays with a few pops etc the other one more or less clean.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfm9oMN-iAA

 

Tammi Terrell / Brenda Holloway – All I do is think about you – Tamla / EX / £60 (Highly sought after unofficial release of these stunning versions of the song later made famous by the Stevie Wonder. Nice white demo Tamla design like on the copy of the first youtube video, and superb sound quality. 500 copies limited run that since long dried out. Has sold on Discogs for a lot more.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VfFclUJEk0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgLHcJOZzwI

 

Michael Lizzmore – Promise that you’ll wait – Capitol / VG / £50 (Classic and great midtempo crossover. Vinyl has many light marks but “Promise that you’ll wait” plays EX, ballad flip VG with light crackles. Comes in matching company sleeve.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6vnpyDyoiI

 

J.R. Bailey – Love won’t wear off – Calla / VG+ / £50 (Dreamy crossover from one of my fave artists. Record just shy of EX, plays great.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB_6fI_A_pQ

 

Ray Lewis – Cool love / Sugar Toe – Atco / EX / £50 (Rare issue only crossover, two fab sides. Poindexter brothers production and recorded around the same time as his D’ar 45. Very nice and clean copy complete with company sleeve.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCzJ6LdVJYY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KccWZcmvpPo

 

Festivals – You’ve got the makings of a lover – Smash / VG+ / £45 (An absolute pearl! And one that was given wider recognition together with “Maybe so, maybe no” after the Mayer Hawthorne covers a few years back. Light sleeve marks, plays great.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6vVtKIHCmQ

 

Skip Mahoney and Casuals – Town called no-where / Seems like – DC International / EX / £45 (Funky club soul backed with a great group harmony ballad.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4Y4m5PRGVQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkslJrJjhs4

 

Vivian Copeland – He knows my key (Is always in the mailbox) – D’Oro / EX / £30 (Clean copy of this classic crossover track.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=791FI_QKOcc

 

T.S.U. Toronadoes – What good am I? / Getting the corner – Atlantic / EX / £25 (Very clean vinyl copy of this needs-no-introduction-classic.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiAQGsPi1X4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIS0QUjWacE

 

Shock – Footsteps across your mind / Why should I forgive you – Sirocco / EX / £25 (Classic double header, crossover backed with sweet soul. Both sides are awesome. Green label vinyl variation here, very clean copy too.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54pkh7u3938

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAtNa1IynS8

 

Newcomers – Open up your heart / Girl, this boy loves you – Volt / VG / £25 (Current indemander. Vinyl has light marks, “Open up…” side plays well, flip with a little crackle in the intro.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t15VXqkrb2I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay1CYw97h4c

 

Pretenders – I wanna be / Hearts were made to love – Carnival / VG+ / £20 (Two fab sides, feel good crossover backed with lowrider classic. Clean copy apart from inaudible jukebox swirls.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFNsvWsz42M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5meLYIitfBs

 

Geraldine Hunt – Never, never leave me – Roulette / EX / £20 (Absolutely lovely crossover dancer.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUoWyeqP8Ok

 

Kool & the Gang – Chocolate buttermilk – De-Lite / VG / £15 (Classic 1969 feel good funky soul instrumental. Vinyl copy with plenty of light marks, plays fine. Flipside label has writing.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bywOH1r6op8

 

Notations – I can’t stop / I’m still here – Twinight / VG+ / £15 (Classic 1970 Chicago double header, one dancer side and one slow side.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pGeF8UAXHs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttpaP9_lyZg

 

Notations – A new day / At the crossroads – Twinight / EX / £15 (Same winning concept as their one listed above – one killer dancer side and one killer ballad. Label has round sticker residue mark.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2UVikBTJvE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3uw8MkUhCY

 

Vibrations – Wind up toy – Mandala / EX / £12 (White demo of this little crossover pearl. Writing on flipside.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTVRImMUM6s

 

Maryann Farra & Satin Soul – Living in the footsteps of another girl / Stoned out of my mind – Brunswick / EX / £10 (Two great takes of the Chi-Lites songs.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsOPcg7ZVpo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iOkSGNTEEg

 

Stage IV – Just another guy – Milllie / EX / £8 (Indie version of the George Kerr written Timothy Wilson track.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFBVWIE3H98

 

Gladys Knight & The Pips – The tracks of my tears – Soul / EX / £6 (Awesome Smokey cover! Clean copy complete with company sleeve but has small round sticker on flipside.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbThNfqaoR4

 

Paramount Four – Sorry ain’t the word / James Carpenter – A state of mind – Kent Select / EX / £6 (Two great previously unissued crossover sounds.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yihVlRScSaI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trytOapSJUQ

 

Deep/Sweet/Group/Ballads

 

Exit – The little green monster / You got to put your head down – Dal-Tex / EX / £140 (Their third release on the label and by far the best one. Superb ballad backed with a modern soul dancer. Vinyl is clean but label has the address scratched out, Soul Bowl style.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1ma3tkfY_Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgCeCWwPiUE

 

Webs – It’s so hard to break a habit / Give in – Popside / VG / £110 (Popular sweet with a beat ballad. Record is strong VG with some light marks, ballad side plays ok but but not perfect. Dancer side plays well. Soundfile from the actual copy for sale.)

 

Soul Pushers – With a broken heart – Ambush / EX / £90 (Great group soul rarity.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIUlt3IKGtM

 

Toppiks – Give it a chance to grow / Surrender – Larsam / EX / £80 (Nice clean minty copy of this amazing group harmony ballad two sider.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0kE7slnAbw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orazZI_uN2w

 

Mandells – All or nothing / Don’t make a mistake – Trans World Sound / EX / £80 (Two killer group harmony sides. On that’s rarer than their other 45’s on the label especially in this clean condition.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgZdjr9niTM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgh6Wts7fDc

 

Love Potion – This love – Kapp / VG+ / £50 (Total classic! Same as Joy-Tones of course. Vinyl just shy of EX with a few light marks not affecting play.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmZ4pVgjzew

 

Della Humphrey – Don’t make the good girls go bad / Your love is all I need – Arctic / EX / £50 (Two slabs of high quality Philly soul. Killer lowrider type of slowie. Flip is slightly more gritty but also good. Well hard 45 to find in clean condition.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U7WWCqIiwQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx7tUAoyVgc

 

Equations – Oh you sweet darling / Have faith – All Platinum / EX / £45 (Their first, rarer and better 45 on the label. Nice clean copy, usually seen beat up.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7J-dQ9kvR4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA2RXq8QEdk

 

Ed Robinson – Temptation’s ‘bout to get me / Face it – Atco / EX / £45 (Great deep soul, funky flip. Nice clean vinyl promo copy complete with company sleeve.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__Kw4KLbvos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zTz5iSyPFQ

 

Masqueraders – Let’s face the facts / I don’t want nobody to lead me on – Wand / VG+ / £45 (Intense deep soul backed with uptempo song. Same superb looking vinyl white demo copy as pictured in the videos below. Record just shy of EX with a few inaudible and light marks.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKtKpyqaIak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtGf9aoyRxY

 

Fabulous Four – Everybody’s got to have a heart – Saintmo / EX / £40 (Superb group harmony.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-V4Kxc-GbU

 

Three Reasons – Take me back – Carnival / EX / £40 (Another killer group harmony on this solid label. They really let go! Very funky instrumental flip by Wilbur Bascomb & the Zodiacs.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9bRIdWMniU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRiDVZ4IrEE

 

Freddie Waters – Love is a strange thing – Ref-O-Ree / EX / £40 (Great group harmony with an to me unknown backing group.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VCt4DGptU4

 

Ulti-Mations – Without you / Would I do it over – Mar-V-Lus / EX / £35 (Superb slowie with equally good midtempo flip.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7o470gfoJY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNmqWzBAuVg

 

Magic Tones – There is nothing better than love – Mah’s / EX / £35 (Amazing slowie with that unmistakable Detroit sound.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJt7M6qPj5o

 

Variations – Yesterday is gone / Empty words – Bob-Joy / EX / £35 (Two excellent sides of group harmony on Ohio indie. First label before being picked up by OKeh. Hard to find in clean condition!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2biQewPtHU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YrbrZ9cZJ4

 

Woman – That’s how it is / I want to get back – Shock / EX / £35 (Two great slowies. And what a cool label design, wish they used it for more releases.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHdoT29YXk8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCj6VqFTn2U

 

Diplomats – I’ve got the kind of love – Dynamo / EX / £30 (Awesome moody group soul. Clean vinyl copy, not the styrene one.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUIKwkMVCVk

 

Lee Williams & the Cymbals – I’ll be gone / I love you more – Carnival / EX / £30 (Clean vinyl copy of this excellent NYC double header.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHEw-iiCNzw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBnJQD3wpQQ

 

Archie Bell & the Drells – She’s my woman, she’s my girl – East-West / EX / £30 (Killer Impressions-styled slowie. Second label after very rare Ovide release, this is also quite hard to find. Dance flip. X on label.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_3AHMyCbFs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fsG3ZW77sc

 

Otis Leavill – It must be love / I still love you  – Dakar / EX  £25 (Great and sublime ballad, great take on the Phillip Mitchell song. Rare issue copy with crossover flip, usually seen on double sided white demo.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9TMUnvpHzo

 

Whispers – As I sit here / Never again – Doré / EX / £25 (Later press with slightly different version of these two excellent early 60’s cuts.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyUkQOJfQ7s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbOy9XXX9Ew

 

Creations – Oh baby! – Globe / EX / £25 (Classic Chicago group harmony double header, slowie backed with midtempo.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB6Mtj-rDPY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgAKBszm4Yw

 

Visitors – Until you came along / I’m in danger – Bashie / EX / £25 (First green label copy of this killer ballad. Flip is nice crossover soul.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj-wPFw_a-I

 

Star-Tells – Falling in love with you girl / You’re wrong about me – Lamarr / EX / £20 (Super soulful slowie borrowing a little from Lovelites “My conscience”. Flip is more of the same but more of a ballad.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV1h89VIGL4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEJ8VtA9trE

 

Jimmy Norman – Love is wonderful – Little Star / EX / £20 (Rather lovely beat ballad with the O’Jays doing backing singing.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2s1kpD_6S4

 

Invincibles – Heart full of love 1970 – Stardom / EX / £20 (Second version of this classic sweet soul cut. Very similar to the first version released on Warner Brothers five years earlier.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJAhrqkh-V4

 

Billy & the Bloodknots – Gotta get away / Only trying to mess up my mind – Josie / VG+ / £20 (Vinyl white demo of this excellent double header. Record has light marks but plays well.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUU8YUEqaBo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARWDlpv2Hnk

 

Lovers – Someone / Do this for me – Philips / EX / £15 (Superb lowrider kind of sound backed with NS dancer. Nice clean stock copy complete with company sleeve.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljkdm0OJg0g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjT1eSmeQNc

 

George Kerr – Sunday – All Platinum / EX / £15 (IMO his best, and easily the best version of the song.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7ggMzHA8eg

 

Superlatives – Don’t walk away / Lonely in a crowd – Dynamics / VG+ / £15 (Rarer first label of this Detroit group double header. Vinyl just shy of EX, plays well.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ0zNlokE38

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJQvnOnLxn0

 

Four Mints – Row-row-row my boat / They were wrong – Capsoul / EX / £15 (Two great cuts off their “Gently down your stream” LP. White/Green second label.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N68z6oTEkM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOzgXDx1U3M

 

Broadways – Goin’ goin’ gone / You just don’t know – MGM / EX / £12 (Superb group harmony backed with a atmospheric NS dancer. Clean copy complete with company sleeve.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkcF0KRdQi0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6padW0-2p7s

 

Manhattans – I call it love – Carnival / VG+ / £10 (Another lovely slowie by this talented group. Record has a few light marks, just shy of EX and plays great.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLRpYVMytVk

 

Majestic Arrows – Another day – Bandit / EX / £10 (Perhaps the best cut from these balladeer masters.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voGXGdXUKdg

 

Tomorrow’s Promise – You’re sweet, you’re fine, you’re everything – Capitol / EX / £8 (Absolutely superb modern sweet ballad. Nice clean copy complete with company sleeve.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mas0ezjIbro

 

New Concepts – Give me another chance – Philips / EX / £6 (Classy Chicago soul. Issue copy complete with company sleeve, label has bb cut out hole.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irCJ7y1tt_4

 

Soul/Disco 12’s

 

J.D. Hall – I wanna get into you – Essar / EX / £30 (The long version of this monster dancer, just gets deeper and deeper the longer it goes.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlbgepjfTnI

 

Sex O’Clock – You’re my man – Prelude / EX / £12 (Slow grinding disco in the Johnny Bristol/Barry white tradition. Comes in generic black/red text Prelude company sleeve.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wH0M7euWIY

 

Soul Albums

 

Five Stairsteps – s/t – Windy C / EX/EX / £45 (Usually not a fan of kiddie soul but this 60’s soul album is solid listening throughout. We can problably blame Curtis Mayfield for that. Personal standouts in “World of fantasy”, “Don’t waste your time” and “Behind the curtains” but again the whole LP is good. DJ stamp on back cover.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSx3XXx554o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc5ZDzWo9VQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q93VPKjJ58

 

John Minnis’ Big Bone Band – s/t – John Minnis / EX / £40 (Reissue of very rare original, often sold as original. The version of “I want your love” her is so much better than the 45 version.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afYtGgeAW6g

 

Bobby Wilson – I’ll be your rainbow – Buddah / EX/EX / £25 (With “Deeper and deeper” and the killer modern soul dancer “Don’t shut me out” which is LP only. Nice and fresh copy, only flaw is a tiny cut out saw mark.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-Z0oTIOVgQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwaqxTePbMA

 

Luther – This close to you – Cotillion / EX/EX / £20 (The classic second album. Cut out saw mark. “Don’t wanna be your fool” and “Follow my love” is the standouts but the whole album is pleasurable listening throughout.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIfckzD_Xvs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlMfzLrP8FY

 

Richard Stepp – Holiday in Hollywood – Infinity / EX/EX / £20 (With the excellent blue eyed modern soul dancer “Caught up in a whirlwind”. Feel good deluxe! Tiny cut out saw mark. Company gold stamp on front cover.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV_b0yC7H7s

 

Rene & Angela – Wall to wall – Capitol / EX/EX / £8 (Must have 1981 LP filled with great boogie and two step cuts. Cut out hole, stamp on label.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOcl50JbAAk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27biuUfLlPk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W0H6PVxpyE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQncbH_z-Ak

 

Love Unlimited – Love is back – Unlimited Gold / EX/EX / £6 (White label promo copy of this killer LP. Personal standouts being the two stepper “If you want me, say it” and the smooth disco classic “Hip steppin’ hip dressin’ fella”. Not for sale gold promo stamp on back.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTGDg8nDE8E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4MGSskDv1s

 

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